Tracy asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

had feared earlier in the year

The Republicans had promised that the cut would be retroactive to the beginning of 1995, but it looks as if they will sacrifice that, as many had feared earlier in the year.

常常看到had feared earlier in the year,如上句,

Q1. in the year 可寫成this year嗎?

Q2. had feared可以改成 feared或 were fearing嗎?原因是?

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Update:

謝謝老師!可否請教一句之中的數個動詞需要協調時間關係。請問以下這句had feared可否置換為feared,而意思仍不變呢?According to some analysts, the gains in the stock market reflect growing confidence that the economy will avoid the recession that many had feared earlier in the year and instead come in for a "soft landing."

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    had feared

    The Republicans had promised that the cut would be retroactive to the beginning of 1995, but it looks as if they will sacrifice that, as many had feared earlier in the year.

    常常看到had feared earlier in the year,如上句,

    Q1. in the year 可寫成this year嗎?

    ANS:

    in the year 不可寫成this year

    除非YEAR都一樣指的是這這一年

    in the year 有時是指未來 有時是指過去的某特定一年

    Q2. had feared可以改成 feared或 were fearing嗎?原因是?

    ANS:

    下列3句分別依序是 過去完成式 過去式 過去進行式

    1. Many had feared earlier in the year. 過去完成式

    強調已經害怕過(某事)

    Ex:

    I had done my homework when you called me last night.

    強調已經完成(某事)

    2. Many feared earlier in the year. 過去式

    說明fear是過去害怕 可能意指現在或未來並不害怕

    Ex:

    I did my homework last night. But I will not do it tonight. (今午說的話)

    3. Many were feared earlier in the year. 過去進行式

    強調過去某時段內正在害怕(某事)

    Ex:

    I was thinking about my homework when you called me last night.

    強調過去你打來電話的當下 我正在思慮某事

    希望有解答你的疑問

    Source(s): 英語教學 翻譯 經驗
  • 1 decade ago

    in the year 應該是指那一年之中

    而不是this year代表今年喔

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